Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus re-elected as WHO Director-General
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Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), has been re-elected to this position for a second term of five years.
During the 75th World Health Assembly in Geneva, he was confirmed to be re-elected as Director General and his second term will start from 16 August 2022.
Earlier Dr. Tadros was named Director General of WHO on 23 May 2017.
His name was proposed by the Ethiopian government. He also served as the Minister of Health in the Ethiopian government.
WHO Director General's Appointment Process
According to the constitution of the World Health Organisation, all member countries propose names for the post of Director General. A time limit is fixed for this.
This time the election process started in April, 2021 after which the deadline for submission of proposal was fixed on April 23, 2021.
In this election process by the World Health Organization, secret ballot is conducted from all the member countries.
Any person can be appointed Director General of the World Health Organisation twice and his term is five years.
Major Institutions and their Headquarters
International Labour Organisation
International Monetary Fund
The World Health Organisation is an organisation for mutual cooperation on the health related problems of the countries of the world and for developing human understanding related to health.
Established- April 7, 1948
Headquarters- Geneva, Switzerland
Director General- Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus
Deputy Director General- Soumya Swaminathan
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